5368.0 - International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia, Apr 2009
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/06/2009
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APRIL KEY POINTS
BALANCE ON GOODS AND SERVICES
CREDITS (EXPORTS OF GOODS & SERVICES)
DEBITS (IMPORTS OF GOODS & SERVICES)
Revisions were made to merchandise trade data for the previous six months to incorporate the latest available administrative data. There were no revisions to the balance of payments series in original terms. However, the seasonally adjusted and trend estimates have been revised due to the use of concurrent seasonal adjustment (see paragraph 8 in the explanatory notes).
AVAILABILITY OF RELATED DATA
As advised in previous issues, the services 2008 calendar year time series data cubes (other than table 9) will be released on 17 June 2009. Table 9 was released with the March issue of this publication.
A new services table, 'Table 12 International trade in services, credits, education related travel, by educational sector, by type of expenditure by year' will be available from 17 June 2009 on a calendar year basis.
The Information paper: Revisions to international standards in monthly international trade in goods and services statistics from August 2009 (cat. no. 5368.0.55.012) will be released on 17 June 2009. This paper outlines the changes to the international standards and the impact on the presentation of statistics in this publication. It describes the background to the changes, the timing of the changes, and provides mock-ups of the proposed publications and related spreadsheets.
A separate information paper (cat. no. 5302.0.55.002) advising the impact of changes to the international standards on the quarterly international accounts is scheduled to be released on 22 July 2009.
IRON ORE AND COAL PRICES
An adjustment has been made to the value of iron ore exports in the Balance of Payments series. For details see: Commodity prices adjustment.
For further information contact Selvi Sekhar on Canberra (02) 6252 5540 for goods, and Karen McGuigan on Canberra (02) 6252 5415 for services.
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